Number of children homeless in temporary housing 'highest on record

January 28, 2020

The number of children living in temporary accommodation in Scotland last year was higher than at any time since records began.

The latest homelessness figures state that 7,252 children were living in temporary housing in September 2019.

The bi-annual update has been published by Scotland's chief statistician.

When details were first recorded in 2002, just 2,389 children were in temporary accommodation - the lowest number recorded.

Homeless charity Shelter claims homeless people's rights are being "denied on an industrial scale".

The Scottish government says it aims to continue implementing its 49-point homeless action plan this year.

 

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